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LAVINEA, 2015 LAVINEA Chardonnay Elton

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"Limpid yellow-gold. Fresh honeydew, Meyer lemon, pear nectar and toasted brioche on the deeply perfumed, mineral-accented nose. Juicy and expansive on the palate, offering densely packed yet lively orchard and citrus fruit and sweet butter flavors and a nervy suggestion of gingery spices. Shows impressive energy and mineral cut on the clinging finish, which features a suave floral quality and a touch of oyster shell. The blend of power and finesse here is quite something."
–Feb-18

LAVINEA, 2015 LAVINEA Chardonnay Elton


LAVINEA, 2015 LAVINEA Chardonnay Elton

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2015 LAVINEA Chardonnay Elton
LAVINEA

100% Chardonnay

In 2007 Elton Vineyards was named one of Oregon’s top ten vineyards by Wine Press Northwest, and in 2006 Wine & Spirits listed it as one of the five key vineyards in the new Eola-Amity Hills American Viticultural Area. The vineyard now includes sixty acres planted on east-southeast slopes of the Eola Hills, just west of Hopewell, in Yamhill County, in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. The elevation rises from 250-500 feet, and the vineyard soil is primarily Jory and Nekkia.

FARMING & VINIFICATION
Picking date: September 11th, 2015
Harvest Data: 21.4 brix, pH 3.20, TA 8.4 g/l
Pressed: Gentle & Long Champagne program
Settled: 12 hours then racked
Fermentation: Spontaneous native fermentation in barrels with 20% New French Oak
Malolactic fermentation: Indigenous and 100% complete by January 6th, 2016
Bottling date: February 27th, 2017
Cases produced: 186
Aging Potential: Over 5 years

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